(Video) How to Get a Marriage License in the Bahamas
By Glenn Ferguson
Jan 30, 2014 - 2:37:48 PM
I'm Glenn Ferguson, your Bahamas wedding officiant at Bahamas
Destination Wedding. With another spotlight on destination weddings in
the Bahamas. Today we are sharing
How to Get a Marriage License in the Bahamas.
If you are planning on getting married in the Bahamas then you need to
know how to get a marriage license in the Bahamas as a marriage license
is one of requirement for getting married in the the Bahamas.
The good news is that getting a marriage license in the Bahamas is not
difficult at all. So here are the 6 easy step to getting your marriage
license in the Bahamas:
1. Residency. You and your
partner must be in the Bahamas at least 24 hours before apply for your
marriage license. However, special provisions are made if you are on a
cruise, as time spend in Bahamian waters helps to qualify your residency
2. Visit the Registrar General's Office in Nassau and Freeport or the Administrative Office on any of the family islands.
3. Prove Identity. You will need
to prove that you are who you say you are. And you can do this with an
official passport issued by your country of residence or birth.
4. Prove Eligibility. To get
married in the Bahamas you must over age 18 and either single, divorced
or widowed and you must be able to prove your eligibility. If you are
single then you will need to swear an "affidavit of singlehood" before a
Justice of the Peace in the Bahamas. Divorced, then you will need to
have the original copy of your "Divorce Decree Absolute." And if you are
widowed then you will need the original copy of the death certificate
of your deceased spouse.
5. Submit to an interview. You
and your partner must both be present when applying for your marriage
license at the Registrar General's Office and be interviewed before your
license is granted. No need to worry the interview is not a difficult
one and you should do o.k
6. Pay Fees. You will have to pay
a marriage license application fee of $100.00 and to get a certified
copy of your marriage certificate after the wedding it will cost you
There you have it, 6 easy steps to getting a marriage license in the Bahamas!
If you have questions or need help getting your marriage license in the Bahamas call me Glenn Ferguson your
Bahamas wedding officiant at 1-(242)-327-2453
or simply email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to talking to you soon about your destination wedding in the Bahamas.
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